Recall: Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses
On 2012-04-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses due to a potential drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2009 for about $44 to $60.
About 20,000 units are involved in this XS Scuba scuba diving hose recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Scuba Diving/Water Activity Equipment category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 249-5404
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What is the problem?
The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The high pressure hose is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the air supply in tanks for scuba diving. The hoses have MFX stamped on the hose's end fitting. They were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses and as cascade hoses and in the following kits and model numbers:
Deluxe Cylinder Equalizer w/ Miflex HP hose P/N AC366
Miflex Two-Gauge Console HL300/HL300M
Miflex Rebreather Kits MRB-EVO-LG, MRB-EVO-MD & MRB-ISP-POST-LG
This product has also been recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1569
These items were sold new+ at Scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for between $44 and $60 for individual hoses.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact XS Scuba to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.
For additional information, contact XS Scuba toll free at (888)249-5404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm's website atwww.xsscuba.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures. There have been no reports of injuries.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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